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November Deer Harvest Up From Last Year

Hunters checked 167,205 deer during the 11-day November portion of Missouri’s firearms deer season. ( Photo Courtesy of MDC, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation.)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Building on a strong opening weekend harvest, Missouri hunters went on to check a total of 167,205 deer during firearms deer season Nov. 15 through 25. The number exceeds last year’s harvest of 157,273.

The Missouri Department of Conservation reports the top harvest counties were Howell, with 3,418 deer checked; Franklin, with 3,338 and Texas, with 3,170.

Three Arrested In Burglary South Of New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Mo - Sheriff Gary Toelke released a statement late Wednesday morning regarding a burglary that had occurred last week in Whispering Lakes subdivision south of New Haven, Mo.

Toelke said that on November 18, Franklin County Deputies responded to the Community Center in Whispering Lakes subdivision outside of New Haven in reference to a burglary.

Gov. Jay Nixon Statement Following St. Louis County Grand Jury Decision

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of the St. Louis County grand jury’s decision in the investigation into the death of Michael Brown:

While the 12 men and women on the St. Louis County grand jury have concluded their work, the rest of us have much more work to do in order to use the lessons we have learned these past four months to create safer, stronger and more united communities.

Daniel G. Unger (November 9, 1951 - November 21, 2014)

Mr. Daniel  G.  Unger, 63, of Cuba, Missouri formerly of New Haven passed away Friday, November 21st, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Unger was born in Washington, Missouri on November 9, 1951, the son of  Maurice and Hope (Drewel) Unger of New Haven, Missouri.

He was a Heavy Equipment operator and worked  mostly in rock quarries. He worked for several companies in the area including Ed's Drilling and Blasting, Krakow, MO; Twehous Excevating, Jefferson City, MO and KR Wilson Heavy Equipment Operators, Sullivan, MO.

Showing At The Walt Thanksgiving Weekend - Big Hero 6

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Showing at The Walt Theater this weekend (Nov.28-30) is Big Hero 6 (Rated PG) staring Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, and Jamie Chung.

When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit) in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series Big Hero. (Note doors open 30 minutes before start time. Showtimes, dates, and Official Trailer)

Kaylin's Tips For A Successful And Stress Free Thanksgiving

Holidays can be stressful, especially if you are the host or hostess.  Here are a few tips to help keep the stress levels in check, as well as a few party planning tricks.

Eliminate the Anxiety...

Be Organized

Being organized is the number one stress-reducer.  Prior to the day of your event, get out your serving dishes, serving utensils, etc., make sure they are washed, and place a note card in the dish that states what will be served in it.

This way, anyone can help you transfer from skillets or oven dishes to the serving dishes and you will have enough dishes out of the pantry.  Also, make a list of all of the things you will need to have finished prior to Thanksgiving Day and what you will need to do the morning of.

NEA Director of Folk & Traditional Arts New Haven Native Barry Bergey to Retire

NEA Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Barry Bergey with 2006 National Heritage Fellow Mavis Staples. Photo by Tom Pich.

Washington, DC - After 29 years at the National Endowment for the Arts serving the folk and traditional arts field, Barry Bergey is retiring from the NEA on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Bergey has been Director of the Folk and Traditional Arts program since 2000 following 15 years as an NEA specialist.

Charitable Giving Pays Off For Everyone

By Jim Stiles, Edward Jones Financial Advisor in New Haven, Mo.

Americans are pretty generous — in fact, 83% of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey. And now that we’re entering the holiday season, charitable giving well may be on your mind. Your key motivation for making charitable gifts, of course, is to help those organizations whose work is meaningful to you. However, by supporting these groups, you can also make life less “taxing” for yourself.